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A Few Important Films from Abbas Kiarostami: Essential Viewing For Tumultuous Times

Abbas Kiarostami was an Iranian filmmaker that was part of the Iranian New Wave, a movement concerning self-reflexive and humanistic films.

Beginner's Guide: John Cassavetes, Director, Writer, Actor

Beginning as an actor, John Cassavetes progressed to directing, and in the process became one of the landmark directors of indie filmmaking.

The Beginner's Guide: Brit Marling, Actress & Screenwriter

Brit Marling has made a name for herself in movies and TV, playing strong-willed women in captivating roles in addition to writing.


Elaine May had a run of successful films in the '70s and '80s, yet she remains an underappreciated director and writer in the industry.

Beginners Guide: Agnès Varda, Director

In an industry famously inhospitable to women, Agnès Varda has been quietly and consistently surpassing expectations, for more than five decades. This is our

Beginner's Guide: Dorothy Arzner, Director

Mention the name Dorothy Arzner and even the biggest movie buffs can often respond with blank looks; this guide is an intro into her

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